WIP Wednesday (25/5/11): Around and around we go!

An unexciting update from me this week as it's been more of the same  - more crochet practice and more loooooong row knitting to get the Boneyard Shawl finished before the end of the week, so I have very little to show you today.

From WIP to FO in
a split second decision
I posted a few days ago that I'd started a circular cushion cover but I wasn't very pleased with the joins at the start/end of the rounds. Thanks to the lovely Gingerbread Girl for pointing me in the direction of this tute,  my joins have improved so I decided to leave the circle as it was and use it as a tablemat *grin*. This way the imperfections are hidden by my lamp and I could start the cushion cover again. I haven't had much time since I made that decision so I've only done a few rounds so far...

Version 1 (now the tablemat) is on the left in these comparisons. Oh and I haven't sewn up the latest round on version 2 yet ...
 



Still not perfect, although this cotton is pretty unforgiving, but from a distance it's going to look much better. You may notice the centre circle is also much more satisfactory :)

So that's about it so far... but look what arrived this morning!!!!



Yes! I finally have a Stylecraft DK pack to start an Attic 24 blanket!!!!! (This is WHY I wanted to learn crochet, afterall.)

At this point I must mention the wonderful service I had from Masons yesterday. I ordered one of these packs from a different company with Christmas money (yes, THAT long ago) and having chased them in February, March and this month it has still not arrived - despite their promises that it was already posted a week ago. Yesterday I called Masons at 15:50 and checked their stock, they took my order straight to the post office and it arrived this morning *thumbsup* So if you're in the UK and looking for this pack, they'd certainly get my vote. 

In the middle of the 17 balls of smooshy scrumptiousness, you may have noticed a load of notions including some great non-snag plain stitch markers so I can finally get on with the Summer Mystery Shawl KAL that I cast on a couple of weeks ago and then realised I didn't have a spare 15 small stitch markers (whoops!) 

And that's it! I should be back on Friday with my Boneyard Shawl FO (finally!!!!!) and in the meantime, I'm heading off to Tami's Amis to see what everyone else is making. 

9 comments

  1. I love seeing bright yarn pictures like that ;) And your circular joins definitely look better (love the idea of using the other one as a lamp mat!)

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  2. I'm wondering if you ordered your first lot of Stylecraft from where I got my first pack from? If it was I wasn't overly impressed by their service either. Masons all the way here!

    Your crochet looks fab and glad to have been some help with the joins.

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  3. Ooh lovely yarn colours. Are you doing a granny stripe?

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  4. This is the second WIP with one of these Lucy packs. Have tempting. You guys are NAUGHTY tempters!

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  5. There's just too much scrumptiousness in this post. The lamp ... good thing we don't live in the same place or you'd be missing that.

    Next, that yarn starter kit -- gimme, gimme, gimme -- the colours are just beautiful.

    Then those placemats ... divine. The colour combo, although muted looks rich. You're really tempting me to pick up the hook.

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  6. Oh Sarah you are so bad for my bank balance! I may have a pack on the way eek!

    I love your crochet progress reports and I really can't wait till friday!

    Toni x

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  7. I am so jealous of your Lucy pack! I love her and her patterns. So beautiful. You're the second WIPW person to post their pack today! Drools.

    I love the table mat, even if it's not perfect. I'm pretty impressed with the new one though! I may have to check out that tutorial.

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  8. My envy about that blanket-to-be-yarn cannot be textually rendered! So beautiful, and I absolutely can't wait to see how it works up. :D

    I love the colours on your cushion cover/lamp coaster, too.

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  9. That joins in the 2nd circle is huge improvement. (I don't know how to crochet so it all looks challenging to me!) That color circle of yarn is certainly enticing.

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